Dunhill: Ruby Bark (4102) (2021) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6389
Widely considered the archetypal rendition of the form, Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard is an old design that has been around since the 1930s. This particular Group 4 offering features a tall, upright bowl that rises from a plump, sweeping heel. Said bowl is paired to an upturned shank and a demurely curved mouthpiece of jet-black vulcanite. The Ruby Bark sandblast dresses the stummel and accentuates fields of birdseye on either flank of the bowl.
Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.67 in./144.02 mm.
- Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England